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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

Manager, Food Services Apply Now


This is a full-time non-union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week.


• Prepares and cooks large quantities of food for up to 120 people in accordance with the Canada food guide
• Orders food and procure food supplies on a daily basis for Reception Centre.
• Ensures that food preparation meets the standards of the Public Health.
• Ability to research and create menus that are ethnically diverse based on client preferences and dietary needs.
• Maintains and keeps a good relationship with vendors, distributors and food bank.
• Supervises, trains and schedules relief kitchen staff, cook, volunteers and student placement with kitchen duties.
• Ensures kitchen and equipment are well maintained and schedules regular maintenance service checks as required. Ensures equipment contracts are kept up to date.
• Prepares food invoices, maintains an inventory of kitchen supplies and equipment.
• Liaises with public health department and fire department to maintain health and safety regulations and Centre licenses.
• Daily cleaning of the kitchen equipment, cleaning of the filter system on a monthly basis according Public health Department standards.
• Carries heavy food supplies and equipment when needed up to 50lbs.
• Able to work within the budgetary guidelines of the Centre. Monitors and maintains control over expenditure of all food services operations. Makes recommendations for yearly budget preparations.
• Ensures the highest standards are maintained regarding kitchen sanitation and food preparation in accordance with public health standards.
• Performs other duties as required; food service, answer the phone, basic reception duties, orienting clients with kitchen procedures, receives supplies, emergency procedures; assisting with housekeeping duties, ensure recycling are place in the right place.


• Minimum of 3 years of experience operating and cooking in a kitchen preparing large quantity cooking (120 people per meal). This also includes supervising staff and monitoring a budget.
• Knowledge of budget planning, purchasing and principals of accounting and record keeping.
• Culinary Institute Certification (Certified Chef or equivalent).
• Must have Food Safety training Certificate.
• Must have a WHIMIS certificate.
• Able to carry and lift up to 50lbs.
• Able to stand for long periods of time.
• Experience working with refugees and diversity populations.
• Experience using and maintaining deli and meat slicer equipment.
• Able to cook Middle Eastern cuisine and international food.
• Ability to stay calm and make decisions while under pressure.
• Excellent communication, organization, and coordination skills.
• Experience working with refugees and understanding of issues related to poor nutrition and food starvation would be an asset.
• Able to fill in where needed e.g weekends and holidays to ensure efficient operations for the kitchen at the Centre.
• Fluency in English is a must. Ability to speak one of the following languages is considered an asset: Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Spanish, Amharic, and French.
• Required to provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) Police check. VSS must have been completed within past 6 months.


100 Lippincott Street, Toronto

Duration of Position:

Starting February 8, 2021

Starting Salary Range:

$46,673 to $50,750 per annum plus benefits

Posting Date:


Closing Date:



If you are interested, please quote Reference #05-21
and send your resume with a covering letter to:

Manager, Staffing and Orientation
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M6E 3P2

"We thank all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please."

COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.